This form of Hornbeam is a rare sight in the UK. Carpinus caroliana has pronounced fluted bark a greeny grey in colour. The trunk is often twisted into sculptural shapes and supports a wide canopy of branches that weep gently at their tips. The apple green leaves have a polished appearance, larger than our native hornbeams and with attractive pronounced veins.
Most certainly a Hornbeam for the enthusiastic collector and plantsman/woman A recent introduction from SW China around the 1990's. Bronzy red young foliage which mature to show the many prominent leaf veins.